1-minute News | Google releases AI chatbot 'Bard' amid competition with ChatGPT
The world's largest search engine Google, released Bard, an AI chatbot, on March 21. In a move similar to Microsoft's much-publicized deployment of ChatGPT in its Bing search engine last month, Google has launched a waitlist for its AI tool.
Only a few "trusted testers" chosen by Google had access to Bard until now. Technology experts believe that Google is more careful than other science businesses about releasing its AI tools because it would endanger its primary search engine technique.
Shortly after Google revealed the tool, Bard made an embarrassing error by prominently showing an incorrect response regarding a scientific milestone during a presentation that was intended to display how smart the technology could be. The mistake exposed investors' close scrutiny of how Google handles artificial intelligence and caused Alphabet's stock to plunge nearly 8 percent in one day, wiping out about US$100 billion in shareholder equity.
Bard is now usable in the US and the UK, with plans to add other nations and languages in the future.